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19 March 2018, Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, 1st floor; Avenue de Cortenbergh 30, 1040 Bruxelles; 19h

Launch of the ETUI/ETUC Benchmarking Working Europe 2018 report: What convergence and what divergence across the EU?

Although it can be observed that on average, labour market insecurity and unemployment risk have increased since 2007 across all EU Member States, there is a clear indication now that fiscal austerity has had uneven effects across countries. The indicators concerning social and labour market conditions have been evolving very much in line with the developments in the macroeconomy: after a deterioration period from 2013-2014 they started to improve slowly. Still, divergent developments can be observed between the north and the south of Europe.

These are some of the findings of this year’s Benchmarking report on the state of ‘working Europe’,  which reveals a nuanced picture of progress and regress across the EU. The speakers at this event launching the  2018 Benchmarking Working Europe Report will explore these and many more complex developments in selected areas of importance to the trade unions and of significance for a social Europe.

Welcome: Peter Scherrer, ETUC, Philippe Pochet, ETUI and Oliver Röpke, ÖGB Brussels

Presentation of main findings of the Benchmarking 2018 report: Maria Jepsen, Director of the ETUI Research Department

Panel: Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the ETUC; Maria Jepsen, Director of the ETUI Research department, Patrick Develtere, Principal Adviser for European Social Policy at the European Political Strategy Centre, Gabriele Zimmer, MEP, Chair of the Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left

Chair: Aline Hoffmann, Head of Unit: Europeanisation of Industrial Relations,  ETUI

After the event, we invite you to a buffet.

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